kentagions wrote:Why? Because nobody is going to ask.
LDWriter2 wrote:An aside here but I my original comment might be considered political in an odd way so I will just condense it. I usually reject such commentary on telling us how to write but there is a real point at times. So I let myself be slightly influenced. That is why here.
If a bunch I had read had cats for heroes I probably would have done one with a cat.
The proposition that one can only legitimately write from experience and that to write from research is cultural appropriation is fallacious. If pursued to logical extremes it would abolish most fiction and leave us with thinly disguised autobiography. If I write from a combination of research and imagination and I write badly then my work won't sell. If someone with relevant experience writes well their work will sell. It's as simple as that. The market does not require advance censorship; readers are quite capable of deciding for themselves what they like and don't like.
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